A skilled chainsaw carver showed off his skills at a woodlands coppicing event.

Rick Goodwin was viewed by several hundred people sculpting a hen harrier which over the Bank Holiday weekend in Clayton-le-Moors.

The project was organised by the Hyndburn Tree Warden group and chairman Sean Kerr after they were handed a £1,000 grant by United Utilities for a community project.

Sean said they decided to create a new tree carving to complement others in The Woodlands and were originally going to carve an eagle before a colleague suggested a hen harrier.

Sean said: “I thought that was a great idea and locally significant due to it being the symbol of the Forest of Bowland and there is the famous running group called the Clayton Harriers.

“I couldn’t have found a more suitable carver than Rick Goodwin either. He’s very talented, good to work with and very modest.

"He definitely went the extra mile to make this sculpture stand out and the level of detail he has gone into makes your jaw drop.”

Sean said they received some ‘really positive comments’ from the public and the carving will be a ‘lasting feature’.

He also thanked United Utilities for the community grant and Ascent Scaffolding who 'kindly donated the scaffold and netting to give something back to their local community'.